How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your Word.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable. If anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things.
'Whatever' is the law of media. Whatever is TRUE is the Law of God.
Recognizing the grim after-effects of pushing moral relativity, we define the role of God's performers as brand reps for Christ in a lawless land:
Showing love, joy, peace, patience and kindness. Also goodness, faithfulness and gentleness. Topped off by remarkable self-control.
No condemnation. No hypocrisy. Simply excellence in every regard.
Consider a few Old Testament stars in similar settings to modern times. Think about Joseph, Daniel and Esther. Each survived and thrived in pagan cultures, where idol worship was standard practice.
I believe it's standard practice today, via entertainment celebrities. Are they worshipped? Sadly and surely, YES.
Actors, models and talent for Christ: Jesus is your Ultimate Example. He never condemned idols or sinners. Instead, He focused on acts of kindness.
Earth's Greatest Star knew this age was coming. He cleared up the misunderstandings of what was right or wrong, good or evil. Morality (as in proper conduct) is relative to only One: Jesus. Himself. Both what He said and what He did.
HINT: It's all dependent on one word: LOVE.
He sends you, His army of performers, to step up on entertainment's stages- to offer truth in this confusing age.
Therefore, assume your position: Stage Right. 'Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you' (Isaiah 60:1).
## Moral Relativity: Examples To Follow (Part 4, Conclusion)
NOTE: This is a 2021 update of a 2011 Carey Lewis Devotion. You may see notes to 'Actors, Models & Talent for Christ.' If you think you're not in show business, think again. Shakespeare said, 'All the world's a stage and all its men and women merely players. Mostly true. But you're not merely players. You are messengers and ambassadors for the King of kings.
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Moral Relativity series.